Just one day before the 11th anniversary of Steve Irwin’s death, his daughter Bindi has paid tribute to the iconic wildlife warrior on Father’ Day.
The 19-year-old took to Instagram today to honour her dad with an adorable throwback video.
The sweet video features Steve creating a documentary alongside his then three-year-old daughter.
“Call action,” he whispers to her before she yells, “And, action!”
“One of the greatest honours while we’re on this movie shoot is working with my daughter and the wildlife that’s around here,” he tells the camera.
“Yep!” Bindi replies.
“Now everybody knows that bull ants bite and they bite hard but I’m trying to teach Bindi to be a wildlife warrior and love all wildlife, even the bull ants,” he says.
“Do you love bull ants, are they your friends? Do they bite you a little bit?” he asks her, as she enthusiastically replies “yes” to each of his answers.
And when Steve asks her why the bull ants bite people, a three-year-old Bindi cleverly replies:
“Because they’re scared,” she tells her dad as Steve puts his hand down in the middle of the bull ant swarm.
Then, after Steve’s quick lesson on bull ants, Bindi bravely puts her hand down with the bull ants.
Alongside the video, Bindi added a Father’s Day message for her late dad.
“Life is always changing and evolving and I’ll always be thankful that I learned so much from my dad. He taught me to treat every being on Earth the way you would wish to be treated. From the tiny ants to the enormous elephants,” she wrote.
“We are all connected and must respect each other to live in true harmony. I’ll forever be thankful to have had these values passed on to me. Happy Australian Father’s Day,” she added.